I am on Week 6 of the Jane Davenport class, Supplies Me, Pastels. I am really getting into creating a whole page. This is new for me as my previous art journals have been magazine pages cut out, glued down then written and/or doodled over.

Today, I gave my Stabilo CarbOthello pastel pencils a try. My journal is a Teesha Moore style 16 page journal made from Canson Mixed Media heavy weight paper. 14 x 17 with 3″ cut off the long side, no flip out pages and journal size 6.5 x 11.

I laid down Golden Matte media with a cheap bristle brush – I like the texture the brush gives. I used my pastel pencils and Prisma pencils for the girl. I used Andirondak acrylic paint in Pearl and this stuff called Mr. Huey’s Color Mist in a color called Ocean, painted onto the background. While the background dried, I drew the sheep with Prisma pencils and wrote the text in black Higgens India ink in an auqabrush. Peep’s dress is pastels and prismas covered with Mr. Huey’s Ocean.

There is also some Distress Stain in Barn Door. When mixed with the Ocean, goes kinda brown. Not the nice purple I had Hoped for. So the Ocean is more green than blue and the Barn Door is more orange than red. Good to know.

Why Bo Peep? I found some old journals and albums recently that had pictures of me as a kid in Hallowee costumes: Little Red Riding Hood, a witch, and Little Bo Peep. More of those girls to come.

My journals lean toward the silly rather than the inspring, profound words of wisdom and encouragement. I am a goofball and will embrace my inner absurdity.

No doubt, you’ll see more of that as well.